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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731663/-pulmonary-actinomycosis-and-tuberculosis-a-comorbidity-pediatric-case
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Elsa D Bisero, Graciela F Luque, Cristina N Rizzo, Alejandra E Zapata, María S Cuello
Actinomycosis is a chronic suppurative infection, produced by anaerobic Gram-positive bacteria or microaerobic Actinomyces species. It is rare in children and adolescents and it is more common in immunocompromised. Mycobacterium tuberculosis collaborates on the development of the disease. Pulmonary involvement appears as a picture of chronic condensation that does not improve with conventional antibiotic treatment. Classic complications affecting the thoracic wallwith drainage in «sulfur granule» and fistulization are described less frequently nowadays...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720253/pulmonary-actinomycosis-in-a-patient-with-chronic-eosinophilic-pneumonia-treated-with-omalizumab
#2
Marta Erro Iribarren, Carolina Cisneros Serrano, Olga Rajas Naranjo, Elena García Castillo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 15, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709171/omental-actinomycosis-imitating-a-foreign-body-infection
#3
Yoo Shin Choi, Yong Gum Park
Actinomycosis is a rare chronic disease caused by a group of anaerobic Gram-positive bacteria that colonize the mouth, colon, and urogenital tract. Infection involving the cervicofacial area is the most common clinical presentation, followed by that of the pelvic and thoracic areas. The preoperative diagnosis of abdominal actinomycosis is difficult because the condition can be easily confused with malignancy, tuberculosis, or other inflammatory diseases. We report a case of omental actinomycosis mimicking a foreign body...
July 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701833/anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-a-great-mimic-on-cytology
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Mona A Agnihotri, Kanchan S Kothari, Leena P Naik, Sharada Patil
Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a T-cell lymphoma, accounting for <5% of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Cutaneous involvement can be primary or secondary arising in systemic ALCL. The diagnostic feature in both is the presence of pleomorphic, CD30 positive hallmark cells. We present a case of ALCL in a 19-year-old male presenting as an ulcerated scalp swelling. Clinical impression was actinomycosis or scrofuloderma. Cytology smears showed large dispersed pleomorphic cells with hyperlobated nuclei and multinucleated giant cells...
July 2017: Journal of Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690491/a-complicated-thread-abdominal-actinomycosis-in-a-young-woman-with-crohn-disease
#5
Ari Nahum, Gregory Filice, Ashish Malhotra
Crohn disease is a chronic inflammatory condition that primarily affects the gastrointestinal tract. Typical manifestations include fever, weight loss, fatigue, and abdominal pain, and abdominal abscesses and fistulae are frequent complications. Abdominal actinomycosis is a subacute or indolent disease associated with Actinomyces spp. Symptoms can be very similar to those of Crohn disease, and fistulae are also common. Since ulcerations in the intestinal tract are thought to be caused by Actinomyces escaping from the gut lumen and establishing intra-abdominal infection, it seems likely that abdominal actinomycosis may occur in patients with inflammatory bowel disease...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688759/-respiratory-infections-caused-by-slow-growing-bacteria-nocardia-actinomyces-rhodococcus
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E Eschapasse, C Hussenet, A Bergeron, D Lebeaux
INTRODUCTION: Pneumonia caused by slow-growing bacteria is rare but sometimes severe. STATE OF THE ART: These infections share many similarities such as several differential diagnoses, difficulties to identify the pathogen, the importance of involving the microbiologist in the diagnostic investigation and the need for prolonged antibiotic treatment. However, major differences distinguish them: Nocardia and Rhodococcus infect mainly immunocompromised patients while actinomycosis also concerns immunocompetent patients; the severity of nocardioses is related to their hematogenous spread while locoregional extension by contiguity makes the gravity of actinomycosis...
July 5, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684963/pelvic-actinomycosis
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REVIEW
Alejandra García-García, Ninfa Ramírez-Durán, Horacio Sandoval-Trujillo, María Del Socorro Romero-Figueroa
INTRODUCTION: Actinomycosis is a chronic bacterial infection caused by Actinomyces, Gram-positive anaerobic bacteria. Its symptomatology imitates some malignant pelvic tumours, tuberculosis, or nocardiosis, causing abscesses and fistulas. Actinomycoses are opportunistic infections and require normal mucous barriers to be altered. No epidemiological studies have been conducted to determine prevalence or incidence of such infections. OBJECTIVE: To analyse the clinical cases of pelvic actinomycosis reported worldwide, to update the information about the disease...
2017: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670596/actinomycosis-causing-recurrent-perianal-fistulae
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Mariana Ferreira Cardoso, Carla Carneiro, Luís Carvalho Lourenço, Catarina Graça Rodrigues, Sara Folgado Alberto, Ana Alagoa João, Ricardo Rocha, Vasco Geraldes, Ana Costa, Jorge Reis, Vítor Nunes
Actinomycosis is a rare but easily curable infection that should be considered in the differential diagnosis of perianal fistulizing disease. We present the case of a 26-year-old woman with complex perianal fistulae, including trans-sphincteric and suprasphincteric fistulous tracts and a rectovaginal fistula, requiring multiple abscess drainages, seton placement, and antibiotic courses, with little improvement. After extensive investigation, Actinomyces spp. was identified in anal cytology. The patient underwent a 6-week course of intravenous penicillin followed by oral amoxicillin, with remarkable improvement...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633709/primary-pulmonary-actinomycosis-a-retrospective-analysis-of-145-cases-in-mainland-china
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M Zhang, X-Y Zhang, Y-B Chen
OBJECTIVE: To improve our understanding of pulmonary actinomycosis. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 145 cases in mainland China was conducted. RESULTS: The male:female ratio was 2.7:1. Mean age at diagnosis was 48 years (± 12). Main symptoms were cough (87.6%), expectoration (40%), blood-stained sputum (37.2%), fever (26.9%), chest pain (24.8%) and haemoptysis (16.6%). Eighty-eight (60.7%) patients had no underlying disease. Only five patients received a correct initial diagnosis; 60 patients were misdiagnosed with lung cancer, followed by pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and lung abscess...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630831/unusual-presentation-of-mycetoma-of-the-foot-a-rare-case-report
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Amit Grover, Prashanth Nagaraj, Vinay M Joseph, Daksh Gadi
INTRODUCTION: Mycetoma is a chronic granulomatous infection. It is caused by actinomycetes or fungi. It is common in tropical countries and males. Predisposing conditions include malnutrition, poor hygiene, history of trauma, wounds on barefeet, and systemic infections. Eumycotic mycetoma commonly involves lower extremities whereas actinomycosis affects the cervicofacial, thoracic, and abdominal regions. Mycetoma presents with a chronic indurated ulcerated plague with swelling and yellowish discharge of sulfur granules...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625067/colonic-obstruction-secondary-to-actinomyces
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Manuel Alfonso Jiménez Moreno, Isabel Sánchez Pedrique, Estíbaliz Obregón Martínez
Actinomycosis is an uncommon granulomatous infection by Gram-positive anaerobic bacteria of the genus Actinomyces. A. israelii is a major human pathogen. The most frequent locations for colonization are cervicofacial (50%), abdominal (20%) and thoracic (15-20%). The abdominal actinomycosis predisposing factors include recent surgery, trauma and neoplasias. Certain cases have been associated with the intrauterine contraception device (IUD).
June 19, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599808/endobronchial-actinomycosis-associated-with-an-inorganic-foreign-body
#12
Cristina Benito Bernáldez, Estefanía Luque Crespo, Virginia Almadana Pacheco
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 6, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593780/-complications-tension-free-vaginal-tape-surgery
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P Piškytlová
OBJECTIVE: A comprehensive overview of the potential complications associated with vaginal tape operations, which are commonly used in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women. DESIGN: Review article. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oblastní nemocnice Kolín, a.s. METHODS: Using medical databases were searched articles dealing with complications tension-free vaginal tape procedures. In individual cases, complications were observed their causes and solutions...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590243/detection-of-actinomyces-spp-in-cervical-exudates-from-women-with-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia-or-cervical-cancer
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Alejandra García-García, Jaime Coronel-Martínez, David Cantú-de Leon, María Del Socorro Romero-Figueroa, Yolanda Elizabeth Caballero-Pantoja, Gauddy Lizeth Manzanares-Leal, Miguel Rodriguez-Morales, Horacio Sandoval-Trujillo, Ninfa Ramírez-Durán
PURPOSE: Under certain circumstances, Actinomyces behaves as an opportunistic microorganism and can cause actinomycosis, a chronic and inflammatory granulomatous infection. The purpose of this project was to detect the presence of Actinomyces in cervical exudates from women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and women with cervical cancer. METHODOLOGY: Cervical samples from 92 women were divided into three groups: CIN, cervical cancer and healthy women...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589113/chondroradionecrosis-of-the-larynx-in-a-patient-with-laryngeal-a-case-report
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Aslan Ahmadi, Mohammad Mahdi Salem, Mahdi Safdarian, Shahriar Ilkhani, Roghaieh Hamidian, Mostafa Cheraghipour, Ali Daneshvar, Farzad Izadi
INTRODUCTION: Actinomycosis of the larynx has been rarely reported in the literature and usually occurs in patients with a history of laryngeal carcinoma and radiation therapy. However, its co-existence with chondroradionecrosis due to radiotherapy is even rarer. The most common site of infection is the cervicofacial region, especially in the submandibular area. CASE REPORT: Here we report a 63-year-old male with a history of chemoradiotherapy because of laryngeal cancer 1 year earlier who presented with laryngeal actinomycosis...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536687/abdominal-and-pelvic-actinomycosis-due-to-longstanding-intrauterine-device-a-slow-and-devastating-infection
#16
Evelyn Sue Nakahira, Linda Ferreira Maximiano, Fabiana Roberto Lima, Edson Yassushi Ussami
Actinomycosis is a chronic or subacute bacterial infection characterized by large abscess formation, caused mainly by the gram-positive non-acid-fast, anaerobic, or microaerophilic/capnophilic, obligate parasites bacteria from the Actinomyces genus. Although pelvic inflammatory disease is an entity associated with the longstanding use of intrauterine devices (IUDs), actinomycosis is not one of the most frequent infections associated with IUDs. We present the case of a 43-year-old female patient who was referred to the emergency facility because of a 20-day history of abdominal pain with signs of peritoneal irritation...
January 2017: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536234/actinomycosis-presenting-as-an-anterior-abdominal-mass-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
#17
Zainab Alhumoud, Amro Salem
Abdominal actinomycosis is a rare disease caused by different anaerobic Actinomyces species. We report the case of a 55-year-old woman who presented with a painless, slow growing, left upper abdominal mass that developed after a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. A CT scan and MRI of the abdomen revealed a desmoid tumour of the left rectus abdominis muscle.Surgical excision was performed with an uneventful postoperative course. The histological analysis of the specimen was inconsistent with a desmoid tumour and revealed an infection of Actinomyces israelii in the anterior abdominal wall that was confirmed with a microbiology culture...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531869/a-rare-case-of-subacute-appendicitis-actinomycosis-as-the-final-pathology-reports-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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G A Gómez-Torres, O S Ortega-Gárcia, E G Gutierrez-López, C A Carballido-Murguía, J A Flores-Rios, C R López-Lizarraga, C A Bautista López, C F Ploneda-Valencia
INTRODUCTION: Acute appendicitis is the most common indication for an emergency abdominal surgery in the world, with a lifetime incidence of around 10%. Actinomycetes are the etiology of appendicitis in only 0.02%-0.06%, having as the final pathology report a chronic inflammatory response; less than 10% of the cases are diagnosed before surgery. Here, we present the case of a subacute appendicitis secondary to actinomycosis. CASE REPORT: A 39-year-old male presented with a twelve-day evolution of intermittent abdominal pain in the right lower quadrant, treated at the beginning with ciprofloxacin and urinary analgesic...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504503/-cervicofacial-actinomycosis-as-differential-diagnosis-of-cavum-carcinoma-case-report
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Eliana T Anteliz García, Carolina M Carballo, Samanta Estévez, Sofía Diana, Arturo de Mena, Gabriela Manonelles, Claudia I Cazes, Eduardo L López
Paediatric actinomycosis is an infrequent infectious disease caused by Actinomyces spp. Cervicofacial infections are usually related to disruption in oral mucosal membranes. We discuss the case of a 15-year-old girl who refers an 8-month history of odynophagia and changes in her tone of voice after getting a tongue piercing. She received multiple antibiotic treatments with slight improvement. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma was diagnosed by endoscopic biopsy. The patient was referred to our Hospital for treatment but, when the biopsy was analyzed again, oncological pathology was excluded and oropharyngeal actinomycosis was diagnosed...
June 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473686/pulmonary-actinomycosis-masquerading-as-aspergilloma
#20
Z Rosdina, M E Nurul Yaqeen, M Hanafiah, B Nor Salmah
We report a case of a 34-year-old man who was initially treated as community acquired pneumonia following a three-month-history of productive cough, loss of weight and loss of appetite. However, three months after discharged from the hospital, he presented again with worsening respiratory symptoms and radiological evidence of a lung cavitation with intracavitary lesion resembling an aspergilloma associated with surrounding consolidation. Unfortunately, he remained symptomatic despite on antifungal therapy. The repeat computed-tomography demonstrated persistent cavitating lesion with development of necrotising pneumonia...
April 2017: Medical Journal of Malaysia
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